Date Joined: January 8, 2010
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: May 10
March 1, 2016 - I have updated my account with my new address and will e back to swapping as soon as I can find the top of my work desk! :)
I have started an Instagram account, linked above. I am hoping to remember to take photos of my projects more often. :) Feel free to creep or follow.
I have recently treated myself to a couple of Gelli Plates. I have the 6"6" as well as the 8"10". I may have a problem now, lol. If anybody has tips to share I am more then happy to hear them!
Hi, I am: Dawn, 40-going-on-12, (let's just say I embrace my inner child a little too tightly sometimes) ;) , a Vancouverite, a dirt-loving, tree-hugging hippie and Pagan. I love to collect (and use) cloth bags of all sorts. I always carry bobby pins in my purse in case I find a flower for my hair. I love colours but tend to wear more earth tones but have been trying to branch into more coloured clothes. But I will always love bright, loud, and strange accessories.
Ok, so I know I have said here that I had never planned on getting married, but people change their minds all the time... at least that's what I say. Walter and I got married on our 10-year anniversary (April 20, 2012) and we have never been happier. People always ask me if married life is any better and my response is always 'it's not really any different than living together, just more permanent'.
MAIL ART! Wow, sorry for yelling that but I've really fallen in love with mail art this last year or so. Making, sending, receiving, it's all great. I enjoy handmade postcards, handmade envelopes, decorated envelopes, etc. Yummy!
I was taught to crochet at a fairly young age (around 5, and yes, I could barely hold the hook, lol) but never really got into it until my early 20's. Now, it is the craft I go to if I need to just let my mind wander. It is my zen. I mostly make scarves and some baby items for friends. I love making my own intarsia patterns.I will try to find some photos of my work to post here. I mostly work in natural fibres (silk, merino, alpaca, hemp, bamboo, etc) so if I happen to be making you something, please let me know if you are vegan and I will go through my yarn for something appropriate.
Jewellery is a life-long love. I like to make and collect pretty gems. I often buy broken and mismatched jewellery bags at thrift shops. I salvage and up-cycle a lot of fun things; bracelets, necklaces, earrings, phone charms, etc.
I love trying new things, so I really am kind of all over the place. I like making collage as well as attempting to draw; I have actually taught myself how to draw faces recently. Zentangles are beautiful, except when I make them. They never look right, but I still love drawing them for myself. i have re-learned my love of paper related goodness. I used to write a lot when I was young but now mostly I just like gluing things to other things.
I love to read and have been doing so longer than I've been crafting! I learned to read very young by reading over my mother's shoulder in bed. It was probably not the best because she read romances a lot then! Haha Those are about the only books I NEVER read! Some fave authors/ series:
Orson Scott Card,
Discworld series (I love Discworld so much I have a tattoo of The Luggage on my left foot),
Stephanie Plum series,
Hunger Games trilogy,
Gaiman's Sandman comics,
comics drawn by Dave McKlean.
My music tastes are all over the place! I love old rock classics, 80's, 90's, dance, techno, jazz, classical, swing, industrial, even some Top 40. Some examples:
Lords of Acid,
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy,
Brian Setzer Orchestra,
Nine Inch Nails,
The Duke Spirit.
I don't really watch a lot of TV ( I hate the ads!), but I will watch full seasons on DVD and episodes online. Some favorite shows include:
The Muppet Show,
Big Bang Theory,
The IT Crowd,
Game of Thrones,
Sons of Anarchy,
Dead Like Me,
I guess this list could get longer than I thought. Haha
As for movies, I don't go to them very often and rarely take the time to watch them at home. That being said, I do still like to curl up with some popcorn and watch something funny. Some movies I like are:
Alice in Wonderland (most versions),
Requiem for a Dream,
Shrek (all of them),
Monty Python movies.
I also have a weakness for internet cartoons. Foamy the Squirrel (WARNING: this may offend many people!) is my absolute fave!
THEMES: Trees, Branches, Nudes, Spirals, Mushrooms, Goddesses, Green Man, Birdcages, Steampunk, Goth, Gothic-Lolita, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, 50's housewife, Bettie Page, Pin-up, Burlesque, Vaudeville, Old or Vintage Circus (but clowns are creepy), Freakshow/ Sideshow, Pirates (water & air), Hippie, Fairies (Brian Froud), Dragons, some Gnomes, Discworld, Comics (less Superman, more Sandman), Skulls, Tarot Images...
CRAFTING SUPPLIES: feathers, cabochons, old or broken jewellery, Scrabble tiles, leafing pens, ink pads, stamps, miniature statues, various small embellishments, your favourite glue/ adhesive...
RANDOM GOODIES/ WISHLIST: Stickers, gel pens, coloured markers, handkerchiefs, scarves, crystals, finger-less glove patterns, lapel pins/ badges (my Mom collects these), old Ripley's Believe It or Not books/ images/ pages, any interesting images...
I pretty much enjoy playing around with new to me items. If I can't make it work for me I never hesitate to find someone that loves it! I will re-gift if something isn't to my taste or I can't alter it to be.
This is a pretty short list, I think.
SCENTS: Patchouli, sandalwood, lavender, frankincense, vanilla and anything really 'sweet' smelling.
I am also allergic to apples. Strange, I know.
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